Our 2020 Annual Ohio Gourd Show is Canceled

For Gourd Growers and Gourd Artists

Dear Friends. 2020 has been an extraordinary year. Many people’s lives have been affected by COVID-19 and many events have been canceled. So with heavy hearts, but with the safety of all in mind, the Ohio Gourd Society has decided to cancel our October 2020 show. This decision was made foremost to protect the health and safety of our vendors, supporters, workshop instructors, volunteers, and board members who work year after year to make this remarkable show happen. We are hopeful that in 2021, we can return to normal and hold all of the OGS events that are so instrumental in supporting the gourd community. To all, we wish you good health and good gourding.

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Ohio Gourd Patches

Central Ohio
Meets near Columbus (TBA)

Contact Vikki Mustad
vmustad@columbus.rr.com or
740-215-3516

West Central Ohio
Meets at Shawnee Prairie Park (Darke County)

Contact Celia Roberts
nroberts3@woh.rr.com

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Ohio Gourd Show - Sponsored by the Ohio Gourd Society

Dear Friends. 2020 has been an extraordinary year. Many people's lives have been affected by COVID-19 and many events have been canceled. So with heavy hearts, but with the safety of all in mind, the Ohio Gourd Society has decided to cancel our October 2020 show. This decision was made foremost to protect the health and safety of our vendors, supporters, workshop instructors, volunteers, and board members who work year after year to make this remarkable show happen. We are hopeful that in 2021, we can return to normal and hold all of the OGS events that are so instrumental in supporting the gourd community. To all, we wish you good health and good gourding. ... See MoreSee Less

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It's Gourd O'Clock y'all. Is everyone OK? What are you working on? ... See MoreSee Less

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OK Everyone. If you've been on Facebook much lately, by now you have seen some version of a Bingo card come across your feed. So I thought I would join the fun and make an Ohio Gourd Show Bingo Card! Here it is; I hope you all can check a lot of boxes. ... See MoreSee Less

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Hi Everyone.
If you have not visited the Ohio Gourd Society web page lately, you might want to give it a look and see our recent upgrade at ohiogourdsociety.com. My favorite feature is the countdown (to the second!) till the Ohio Gourd Show in October. There are lots of folks to thank for this new website but a lot of credit surely goes to our Membership Secretary, Linda Rose, who recognized the need for the upgrade and worked to get this project across the finish line. Thanks also to Alice Foeller at Site Insight who took all the bits and pieces the board members sent and made a beautiful and functional website for OGS. And thanks to Lyn Rehm who maintained our old website for many years, keeping everyone informed about the Ohio Gourd Show, Spring Into Gourds at Franklin Park, the Ohio State Fair, OGS meetings and more, so we could get to this point. We all stand on the shoulders of those who came before us. We could not be contemplating our 58th annual show in 2020 if not for the work of our predecessors. There may be a few bugs to work out of the website, so if something does not seem to be working, the problem is not with your set! Thanks all, and be safe.
Christina Voise, OGS Show Chair
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Hi Everyone.
Sandy Sisson sent a message to the Ohio Gourd Society about her good friend, Jane Wilson. Jane passed away in March after a long illness. In fact, Jane was unable to attend the 2019 Ohio Gourd Show. I told Sandy I would post a message on our Facebook page to memorialize Jane. So Sandy emailed me a few photos and a brief message about her friend Jane. Here is her message and also photos of two of Jane’s award-winning entries at the Ohio Gourd Show from 2017 and 2018.

From Sandy Sisson:
Jane E. Wilson passed on March 17, 2020. She loved the way the Lord worked in her mind to create real looking animals and nativity scenes. She received multiple winning ribbons for her gourds.
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The Ohio Gourd Society: Active and Social

We host meetings each year in addition to our signature event, The Ohio Gourd Show!

You can find us on Facebook, meet with your local gourd patch, start one of your own, get involved in our board or our youth program, or donate to support the work of our organization!

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